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Harold

Harold Edward Wiener

d. February 26, 2024

Union

Harold Wiener passed away at Overlook Hospital on February 26, 2024.

An Irvington native, Harold was born, raised, and educated in the township, having graduated from Union Avenue Elementary School and Irvington High School. In 1979 he received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology/sociology, and a master of arts degree in teaching the social sciences in 1986, both from Montclair State University. A career-driven man, he began working for Irvington Township on June 16, 1980, and was named municipal clerk on November 24, 1987. Harold received his state-licensed Registered Municipal Clerk Certificate in 1986, became a Certified Municipal Clerk in 1991 and achieved the distinguished honor of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) in 2005.

 A long-time member of the Municipal Clerks' Association of Essex County, Harold served on numerous committees over the years as well as a three year term as President of the same organization. He is also a long-time member of the Municipal Clerks' Association of New Jersey, as well as the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. He served as the Irvington Township Clerk for 35 years, even being named "Municipal Clerk of the Year" in 2010. During his tenure with the township, he served under seven mayors and 60 individual council members, and was recognized as a dedicated professional to the Office of the Municipal Clerk. He was affectionately known as "The Wizard" by his staff because of his extensive knowledge in the field.

An inspiration to others, he did not give up his fight against health complications, and would return to work as soon as he was able. He was known as a selfless individual who would frequently help others in need, regardless of the time or effort it required. He was respected both inside and outside his municipality for his fairness, impartiality, supervisory ability and judgment. He retired in 2023 after 43 years of total service with the township of Irvington.

Harold is predeceased by his father Harold Wiener. He is survived by his wife Joanne, his mother Josephine, his brothers Richard and Tom, and his sister Eleanor. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held for Harold on Friday, March 1 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm as well as 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Union. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church in Hillside on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Galante Funeral Home-Union Location

2800 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Galante Funeral Home-Union Location

2800 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am

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Burial

Saturday, March 2, 2024

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